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Sarcasm: Losing it…

In Uncategorized on January 30, 2010 at 5:28 pm

I know (as I am sure you do) people who use sarcasm. In small doses, it is acceptable, but there are those who use it constantly and it is not healthy to do so. As somebody once quipped: “sarcasm is the lowest form of wit” meaning that it is a lower grade version of humor wrapped in a certain measure of ridicule wherein the person using it resorts to it.

Many counsellors have noted that sarcasm in excess is neither healthy or warranted. There are limits to how much sarcasm should be used as it often belittles others and makes them feel bad about themselves. Its effect may not be visible, but over time it can cause great distress.

We should use sarcasm sparingly or not at all and count to 5 seconds before blurting out what could be innocent but hurtful to others.

Keep on winning…

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The reason you feel burdened and 4 quick ways to feel less stressed…

In Uncategorized on January 29, 2010 at 8:48 pm

At work or at play, the mother lode of lode-mental load has a way of sneaking into our head. Here are 4 quick ways to lighten the load.

1.  Take time to say sorry every day: If you have erred, then go ahead and apologize. If you let things fester hoping the other party says sorry first, then don’t expect things to mend. Take a large spoonful of humble pie and gorge it down straight away. We don’t lose anything by saying sorry.

2.  Switch off your phone: Select a time in the day to switch off your phone and let other people know that you cannot take calls during a time you have set. Relax, pray and think about all the blessings in life.

3. Expect the unexpected: When we approach something with expectations, we set ourselves up for an instant fall. Have no expectations and do your duty.

4. Listen before leaping: Mistakes occur, people are only human. Listen to others completely before rushing to judgment.

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9 quick energy fixes…

In Uncategorized on January 22, 2010 at 6:32 am

Let’s face it, there are times where we could all do with a burst of energy and before reaching for that cup of coffee,  here are some methods that I practice which help leaders to stay energized and full of vigor.

1. Breathing as detoxifier: This is an ancient Yoga breathing technique. As carbon dioxide increases in your blood  it takes away energy. Follow this simple method to revitalize yourself by flushing out excessive carbon dioxide.

Breath through your nose, inhale deeply and then exhale in 20 to 30 short, rapid bursts, bringing in your stomach muscles to force out each burst. Repeat three times, taking a few breaths between each cycle so you don’t get disoriented.

2. Eat a mint. Popping a mint in your mouth could help stave off energy depletion. An alternative is taking something with menthol such as a cough candy. Research has shown that this works like smelling salts.

3.Drink up. Make sure you are sufficiently hydrated. Not drinking enough water leads to fatigue and a feeling of  sluggishness. Don’t let the well dry up.

4. Snack. If your tank is on empty, eat an apple with a tablespoon of peanut butter, plain low-fat yogurt with a cup of berries (which contain anthocyanins), or whole grain toast with an ounce of cheese. Choose foods that provide protein,complex carbohydrates and fat.

5. Tear yourself away. Staring at a computer screen for too long will sap you of energy. Combat any prolonged activity by taking brisk walks and stretching.

6. Make a splash. Splashing cold water on your face and neck can help you to revive quickly.

7. Power sleep. Taking a power nap could help restore energy. A NIH study showed that power napping prevents burnout and improves mental performance

8. Go for brown. Stay away from energy sapping foods. Choose whole grain foods and eat colorful vegetables for energy.

9. Distress-de-stress. Stress will zap you of energy, so take some time,close your eyes, visualize and breathe in deeply for one minute.  A large body of research has shown that calling somebody to share your problems to detox will  help

Radio Show

In Uncategorized on January 22, 2010 at 3:57 am

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Radio show timing?

In Uncategorized on January 19, 2010 at 7:35 pm

Please let us know what you feel would be a good time slot for the show.

Insiders edition…

In Uncategorized on January 14, 2010 at 10:18 pm

Being back on air was certainly nice,  but i realized that i have too much energy and need to slow down the delivery, so this will happen. I am open to improving and learning.  So, please stay tuned as we keep on winning…

Guests are on the way for 2010…

Return…

In Uncategorized on January 12, 2010 at 4:31 am

Due to assignments, could not present a show last week and did not want to pre-record it. We are back this THURSDAY.

This WEEK’S ‘s show WILL BE ON “CHANGE’ and on

THURSDAY JANUARY 14 NOT SATURDAY 11:00 AM EST (GMT less FIVE) http://www.blogtalkradio.com/winningkarma call in 917 889 8626

New…

In Uncategorized on January 11, 2010 at 4:27 pm

Hello,

As we enter 2010, it is fitting to change the blog’s look and share some of our plans.  Well, for one we will continue to  inspire action through this as well as the radio show. Don’t forget podcasts  are available on: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/winningkarma

Coming back to a subject that we have talked about before; the first book will also be launched this year and we will keep you apprised about that.

If there is one thing that we want from our faithful readers it is this: Make this YOUR year, plan the work and work your plan. We promise to do all that we can to help you along the way.

And, please don’t forget to check the last post with a special handwritten note from me to you. (Please forgive the “rawness”-one doesn’t have many opportunities  to write by hand these days)

Keep on dreaming and keep on winning…

“Motivation MOTIVATED by taking action…”

Post #100-a BIG personal thanks from me…

In Uncategorized on January 7, 2010 at 3:32 am